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Spring 2010 and the 3 elves

  • Posted by aron
  • 21 December 2009

Whilst everyone is ranting on about xmas, in the Creative department Pete, Nick and myself are cracking on with the Spring 2010 catalogue. Not long ago a few of us visited Patagonia to Cardigan's twin town Trevelin, got some brilliant pictures... add to that some amazing photos from the Cardigan shoot and we have a new howies catalogue on our hands. We've even got the masterful Jon Matthews working with us in the words department. Watch this space...

Xmas #1

  • Posted by aron
  • 15 December 2009

H-west skatepark making progress

  • Posted by aron
  • 23 November 2009

from the Western Telegraph website...

Plans for a skatepark in Haverfordwest have been boosted by a donation from Narberth Skate Group which has lost its fight for a similar facility in its town.

The Haverfordwest Skatepark Association (HSA) received £22,863 from the group, pushing the funds raised for a park in the county town over the £100,000 mark.

At a recent presentation to the Garage Youth Centre in Haverfordwest, member of Narberth Skate Group, Val Bradley, presented a cheque to HSA chairman Simon Griffiths, who said the money “will go a long way.”

Val said: “We are very disappointed but if this means a skatepark will happen in the area it’s better than no skatepark at all. There appears to be a lot of enthusiasm and commitment in this group. We got a long way before we realised we were banging our heads against a brick wall, so to speak.”

The HSA, which became a registered charity this month, has been visiting youth groups across the county to canvass opinion on the need for a skatepark and to update young people on the designs and progress made by the group.

Designs for the 50 metre by 30 metre skatepark on Picton playing fields have been finalised by Maverick, a specialist skatepark design and build company.

HSA secretary Alison Turner said: “We have had more than 800 responses and had a really positive response. Overwhelmingly it is a ‘yes’ at the moment.”

She added that gaining planning permission and continued fundraising were the group’s next priorities.

During the presentation, HSA spokesman Geraint Williams said the HSA would continue to push for an up-to-date, high-quality, well-designed skatepark to enhance leisure options in the county.


some vids i grew up with

  • Posted by aron
  • 20 November 2009
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Web two point slow

  • Posted by aron
  • 17 November 2009



The internet is so so slow today. In fact, it's so painfully slow, Jon has decided to go home and work from there. I can barely submit this post because it's that bad. The article below kinda sums it up for me right now.

Breaking News

Winter 09

  • Posted by aron
  • 29 October 2009

This arrived today.


On to the next one now.

Rock Sampler

  • Posted by aron
  • 29 October 2009


A friend of mine has just started this new project. Here's some info in his own words;

Rock Sampler is an ongoing music contest where Artists upload their songs to be voted on by the community of Listeners. The tracks with the highest votes each month are featured in the charts and the top 4 are featured (amongst other picks, rarities and invited acts) on a free mp3 monthly music sampler available worldwide and can win awesome prizes and exposure. Not to mention new fans!

The aim of the website is to foster a real sense of community. We want to level the playing field, bust down the door and give the vote back to the people who love music. Our Listeners have the power to decide who the most talented, awesome Artists are. Not the radio station manager, not the out of touch major label boss. The highest voted artists will then be rewarded with exposure, prizes and a growing fan base.

Listeners will be able to discover exciting new music, play talent scout and vote on who they think are the best Artists. There will be opportunities for Listeners to win great prizes, follow bands they love and have access to the super high quality, limited edition monthly sampler, showcasing the best of the best that month!

Have a looksy here - rocksampler.com

H-west Skatepark?

  • Posted by aron
  • 28 September 2009

Haverfordwest will certainly go up a notch in my book if this goes ahead. Cheers Fenrich for the link.


Rocker VS Camber VS TBT

  • Posted by aron
  • 24 September 2009

Right then. If I only get one present from Santa this year it's gonna have to be a new snowboard. But which one, I'm not really sure.

Briefly explained, Rocker is shaped like a smile. The nose and tail are raised from the center of the board, making it nice and floaty on powder runs and also makes the board really nimble as the edges are raised.

Camber is the opposite, more like traditional snowboard shapes. The middle of the board is raised putting more pressure on the nose and tail. Acts kind of like suspension, making it really responsive down the slope and increases the pop.

Burton have released a pretty damn sizable range of boards in both Rocker and Camber. The former being available in four shapes for whatever style you ride.


Bataleon have a range of boards that use their patented Triple Base Technology, basically meaning the edges are raised, making you less likely to catch an edge and eat the white stuff. The TBT board has a flat center so it's great for going straight and because the edges are raised there is less friction. A conventional board will always want to kick back onto it's base after a turn but because the TBT board is pre-shaped it's a lot smoother in and out of turns.

Also, my mate's got an Evil Twin and he says it's the bee's.

The vid below explains it all much better.


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